Current Affairs 4th February, 2016: New Vice President of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is DJ Pandian

Current Affairs 4th February, 2016:   New Vice President of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is DJ Pandian

Aruna Sethi to Head Indian Cost Accounting Service

4.2.2016: Aruna Sethi is appointed as the head of Indian Cost Accounts Service.  She took over on 1st of this month. She is the first woman to head the service.  Prior to this appointment, she held many key position in ministry of consumer affairs, ministry of finance, department of expenditure, ministry of corporate affairs, ministry of defense  and so on.    She belongs to the ICoAS officer, 1985 batch.

New Vice President of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is DJ Pandian

4.2.2016: Asian Infrastructure Bank appointed DJ Pandian as the new vice president.  He was the former chief secretary of Gujarat.  His appointment is approved by the bank.  Pandian served as MD of Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation and also worked on deputation with World Bank.  He belongs to IAS officer 1981 batch.  Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is Beijing based and it was set up in December last year. China, India and Russia are the largest shareholders in the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.

Bhimsen Joshi Award for Pandit Ram Narayan

4.2.2016: Pandit Ram Narayan, the Sarangi maestro is chosen for Pandit Bhimsen Joshi classical music award for 2015-2016.  This was announced the cultural affairs minister of Maharashtra, Vinod Tawde.  Pandit Ram Narayan is Sarangi maestro. He is 88 and recorded many solo albums. He also won many awards including the Padma Vibhushan in 2005.  Ram Narayan is the first to become successful Sarangi player.  Bhimsen Joshi award is given by Maharashtra government.

Union Budget 2016 on February 29

4.2.2016: Parliamentary affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu announced that budget session will commence from February 23 and the union budget will be presented on February 29.  Rail budget is going to be presented on February 25.  This was decided in a meeting of Cabinet Committee of parliamentary affairs.  All the parties and the government want a full session and there is not curtailing the recess period due to assembly elections in some states though there were suggestions, Venkaiah Naidu said.